Teachers: Take part

Registration has now closed.

Keep up to date with our upcoming activity dates.



The CHRISTMAS LECTURES Zone is running from the 6th – 31st January 2020.

I’m a Mathematician is an exciting opportunity for students to deepen their understanding of maths and explore how it is applied in the world around them, by connecting with people who have maths at the heart of their work. The activity is open to all schools in the UK and is suitable for students in Year 5 – Year 13.

Dr Hannah Fry | Credit: Paul Wilkinson


The online STEM activity focuses on mathematics, statistics, probability, big data and machine learning, linking to this year’s Royal Institution CHRISTMAS LECTURES theme – Secrets and lies: The hidden power of maths. The Lectures will probe the limits of maths and its role in our modern world, ultimately revealing and celebrating what makes our human minds so unique.

Students will connect online with experts from a range of careers involving mathematics including engineering, science and technology. Students can ask questions via the ASK section and can connect with the mathematicians in the live CHAT section, leading the conversation and sharing their thoughts and opinions on a range of issues.

What can my class do?

Your class will go online to ask their questions to a group of mathematicians and staff from the broadcast of the lectures until the 31st January 2020.

The online activity is flexible, allowing you to book a live chat at a time that suits your class this January. For more information, email support@mangorol.la.

How does it work?

1. Register your place in the event

Already signed up to I’m a Scientist or I’m an Engineer? Click the link in the registration email we sent you at the start of November.

Final deadline to register: Friday 6th December

2. Run the lessons with your students

Run two lessons with your students during January. Students can log in to the CHRISTMAS LECTURES Zone to read the experts’ profiles, ASK their questions and take part in a 30 minute, text-based live CHAT.

3. Students become more enthused about maths, and think deeply about the wider implications of advances in mathematics.